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Aug 24

Governor McAuliffe Hosts First Cyber-Physical Systems Summit in Newport News

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 4:37 PM by Communications Department

Governor McAuliffe will host his first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit on September 20 – 22, 2016 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News. The purpose of the summit is to build awareness of the growing challenges associated with securing 8_24_cyberphysical_summit_SCautonomous systems, critical infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. Additionally, the summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in facilitated discussions about the challenges and opportunities related to cyber security.

Summit participants will hear leading cyber-physical experts provide insights on being prepared for the cyber-physical challenge, and how developing a culture of awareness and preparedness is essential to successfully defending against an ever increasing series of cyber challenges. Seating is limited so early registration is recommended. For information and registration details, please visit the summit’s website.

The summit is being conducted in conjunction with the National Governor’s Association and is an extension of Governor McAuliffe’s Chairman’s initiative Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge.